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Khuda Ki Awaaz…

By Chandan (KS Ramachandran)

Mohammed Rafi

37 years after the demise of Mohammad Rafi Saab, we not only remember his songs but also sing them in every walk of our daily life!

What is the magic that he has created that his renditions go beyond our mind, body and soul? Is it just his voice, range, depth, feel, emotion or any such parameter or all of them put together? Why his voice reigns supreme among others, amongst playback singers? Why even acclaimed and celebrated playback singers worship his singing today?

The answer, in my opinion, is very simple. Mohammad Rafi Saab was, beyond all these wonderful parameters of singing, a sterling human being to fellow persons, without exception. He was kind hearted and a simpleton in every way. Probably that is the reason as to why his voice had that extra mileage in conveying his extreme sincerity in delivering his rendition, putting his entire physical effort in expressing a song in its entirety.

One of the music composers mentioned that Rafi Saab never sang from his throat. He sang from his naval! Another music composers duo said that Rafi Saab had Aatma in his voice! Commercial aspects for a song were not important to him and was just incidental. We all know that for many songs he never even asked for a fee. He even refused to accept any payment. He was an example for many of us to realise that good voice comes with goodness of heart and truthfulness.

We shall remember Rafi Saab for a lifetime and ‘Unki Awaaz Aur Insaniyat, Rehti Duniya Tak Kaayam Rahegi

My humble unplugged rendition is attached with this small article, as a sincere Shraddhanjali to the legend, on the occasion of his 37th death anniversary, which falls on 31st July 2017.

Chandan - KS Ramachandran

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2 Blog Comments to “Khuda Ki Awaaz…”

  1. n.g.ramaswamy says:

    Nice rendition chandanji. Fine tribute to the farishta.

  2. RAMESH P RATNA says:

    Every Music lover will miss the Gentle, utterly humble & affable Rafi Saahab.
    Wo jab (bhi) yaad aaye bahut yaad aaye.
    Truly (Khuda ki aawaz) God’s voice !
    There can never be “Na Bhooto (not in the past) Na Bhavishyati (neither in the future)”. If at all there was one before Rafi Saahab it was perhaps He himself in an earlier incarnation & if ever there will again be (how all of us hope that comes true very very soon) it will have to be a reincarnation of Rafi Saahab himself.

    What a wonderful Human Being !

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